|Morning Concert: An Interview with Caroline Gautier|
From a program recorded on July 16, 1980, Charles Amirkhanian introduces the work of the French actor and singer, Caroline Gautier. She talks about her investigation of early examples of spoken ballads or musical declamations. To highlight her comments Amirkhanian presents three seldom performed works, composed by Robert Schumann, and performed by Gautier and pianist Michaël Lévinas. Gautier provides the story behind each piece as well as describing how her acting talent is incorporated into t...
Keywords: Morning Concert Series; Music; Interview; Classical Music
|Morning Concert: A Visit with Philip Corner|
In this program, recorded in May of 1979, New York composer Philip Corner is the guest of Charles Amirkhanian. He discusses his music in preparation for his appearance at the Exploratorium in San Francisco as part of the Speaking of Music series of lecture/performances. As a member of the faculty of Livingston College (Rutgers University), Corner continued his provocative, improvisation-oriented, music making based on highly original, open-ended, beautifully handwritten, performance notations wh...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Interview; Percussion music; Improvisation
|Morning Concert: Interview with Arturo Salinas|
In an interview, recorded on June 22, 1979, Charles Amirkhanian talks with the Mexican composer Arturo Salinas. Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Salinas studied composition with Robert Cogan at the New England Conservatory, ethnomusicology with Charles Boilès in Montreal, electro-acoustic music and microtonality with Jean-Etienne Marie in Paris, and orchestral conducting with Igor Markevitch. Included in this program is a complete performance of his “Memoire Imarcescible”, an electro-acoustic tap...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Music; Microtonal Music
|Morning Concert: Interview with Lawrence Weschler|
From a recording made in July of 1988, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Lawrence Weschler, essayist for the New Yorker Magazine and grandson of composer Ernst Toch. They discusses his book “Shapinsky's Karma, Boggs's Bill, and Other True-Life Tales ”, which profiles six people who unexpectedly changed the direction of their lives. These include the story of James Boggs who blurred the lines between art and commerce by painting exquisite copies of $100 bills and then insisted on spending them, ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview; Modern Art; Lawrence Weschler
|Morning Concert: Alexander Kan: Mr. New Music USSR|
When the ROVA Saxophone Quartet toured the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s, it was the enterprising and irrepressible Alexander Kan who invited the group and organized the visit against improbable odds. In 1988 KPFA turned the tables and invited Mr. Kan to its studio for a discussion. He was the leading Soviet producer of new music, avant-garde jazz, and experimental rock. The founder of the Leningrad Contemporary Music Club, which throughout the late 1970s until it was banned in the 1980s, served...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Interview; Orchestral Music; Jazz
|Morning Concert: John Cage Memorial Program Upon His 80th Birthday|
From September 4, 1992, Charles Amirkhanian introduces a retrospective on the life of composer John Cage, whose work has had a great influence on artistic thought in the 20th Century, and who had just passed away a few weeks before what would have been his 80th birthday on September 5th 1992. Richard Friedman, and composer, author, and critic Charles Shere join in the commentary, and archival recordings of Cage’s voice complete the festivities...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Documentary; New Music; John Cage
|Criss x Cross by Jon Gibson|
Jon Gibson performs three movements from his five movement, 1979, composition, “Criss x Cross,” after which he discusses the piece with program host, Charles Amirkhanian. This somewhat aleatoric work apparently follows a score in which the notes are indicated without any rhythmic instructions, and much of the phrasing and duration of the notes is improvised. The work is influenced by Gibson’s interest in bagpipe music and the pibrochs of the Scottish Highlands, although one can also see pa...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; New Music; Saxophone music
|Morning Concert: Tribute to Betty Freeman|
In honor of her 70th birthday, Betty Freeman appears on KPFA's Morning Concert, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. Freeman shares anecdotes from her long career, first as a budding pianist and then as a supporter of contemporary composers such as Harry Partch, John Cage, and La Monte Young. Freeman also describes her work as a photographer of composers, and gives her opinions about listening to and loving new music...
Keywords: interviews; KPFA Morning Concert series; Betty Freeman; New Music
|Morning Concert: Discussions with Paul Dresher, Gerald Oshita, and J.D. Parren|
From a recording made in May of 1991, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Paul Dresher about his theatrical production, “Pioneer”, which "celebrates and exposes American explorers and the myths of the pioneering spirit." Several songs from the production are also heard. The two also discuss the difficulties in portraying offensive attitudes such as racial bigotry and the history of American colonialism...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; Music Theatre
|Morning Concert: Chapel Court and Countryside - The Bach-Beethoven Connection|
Music of J.S. Bach and his sons, C.P.E, Bach and the “English” John Christian Bach, and their influence on Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, all in performances which attempt to approximate the sounds that audiences of the period might have experienced. Some listeners will prefer these performances, others will not; yet they all will offer insights into how the majesty of Bach led to the magic of Mozart...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Music; Classical Music
|Morning Concert: Criticism of San Francisco Chronicle Music Critics|
Charles Amirkhanian discusses the politics of new music in the Bay Area, with reference to the unsympathetic criticism, leveled at avant-garde artists such as John Cage and Merce Cunningham, by music critics at the New York Time and San Francisco Chronicle, among others. Amirkhanian argues that while Bay Area audiences clearly support the radical styles of the avant-garde, the local papers of note only employ music critics that favor the contemporary classical music of more academically oriented...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Lecture; Panel Discussion; New Music
|Morning Concert: Prospero's Pens|
Fountain pens were the early 20th Century equivalent of the laptop computer. Allowing individuals the ability to write without being tied to a desk and inkwell, this unique American invention came to symbolize literacy for the man or woman who owned and carried one. Recently, as computer technology has threatened to wipe out the individual personality of the handwritten word, hoards of collectors have rediscovered the joy of writing with new and vintage instruments which can vary the width of th...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Other Finds; Fountain Pens
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|Morning Concert: Emily Dickinson, Maria Callas, and Jennie Tourel|
Host Sarah Cahill presents a diverse number of musical settings of poems by the renowned American poet Emily Dickinson. Juxtaposed settings by Aaron Copland, John Adams, George Perle and Ernst Bacon reveal each composer’s unique approach to handling Dickinson’s enigmatic work. While Adams’s well-known “Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson” is featured in its entirety, seldom-heard work by Perle and Bacon offers a different take not only on the text, but on the author’s status as hermit-po...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Art Songs
|Morning Concert: An Hurrian Cult Song from Ancient Ugarit|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Anne Draffkorn Kilmer, Professor of Assyriology at the University of California at Berkeley, about an LP ”Sounds from silence; Recent discoveries in ancient Near Eastern music” which documents a previously unknown musical composition dating from around 1400 BC. This ancient fertility hymn from Ugarit caused an international sensation when modern research made available for the first time, the knowledge necessary for the translation of ancient clay tablets which...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Ancient Music
|Morning Concert: The Music of David Jaffe|
Composer-performer David Jaffe has bridged the gap between acoustic folk music and the world of cerebral computer music with a multi-stylistic approach. A lecturer at Stanford University, where much of his work is produced at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Jaffe also worked with neXt Computers on creating new types of music software. His composition Impossible Animals contains human voice timbres in the shape of carefully analyzed bird songs...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; David Jaffe
|Morning Concert: Foday Musa Suso-The Dreamtime|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews the Mandingo Griot musician from Gambia, Foday Musa Suso. A virtuoso on the 21-stringed kora, he also is a drummer and composer whose multi-instrumental talents are highlighted on numerous recordings, including The Dreamtime, a CD from CMP (3001), issued in Germany. After teaching at the University of Ghana and performing radio and television programs throughout Europe, Suso moved to the United States in 1977...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; World Music; Jazz; Foday Musa Suso
|Morning Concert: Jin Hi Kim|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer and improviser Jin Hi Kim (Jin Hi= Dragon Princess; Kim=Gold) who was born in Korea and has lived in San Francisco since 1980. Ms. Kim is the first performer on the ancient komungo to play experimental and improvised music. This silk stringed wooden zither, with 6 strings, 3 moveable bridges and 16 frets is plucked in a variety ways which produce startling and vigorous sounds...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Jin Hi Kim; Interview and Music; World Music; Free Improvisation; komungo
|Morning Concert: The Music by Johanna Magdalena Beyer|
This is the second of two programs devoted to the works of the largely forgotten German-American composer, Johanna Magdalena Beyer (1888-1944). Beyer, who died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, was a pioneering avant-garde composer who’s works would be lost if it were not for the preservation work of the American Music Center in New York City, to which she had donated her scores prior to her death...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Avant-Garde; Johanna Beyer
|Morning Concert: John Adams|
Composer John Adams, who was working on his opera, Nixon in China, talks with Charles Amirkhanian on the state of contemporary music. Interspersed in this free-ranging conversation are examples of music brought by both Adams and Amirkhanian to illustrate the topics discussed. Adams' composition, Harmonielehre, commissioned and recorded by the San Francisco Symphony under Edo de Waart, had just been released...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; New Music; Minimalism; John Adams
|Morning Concert: Composer Paul Dessau|
Known as the musician who, starting in 1944, composed scores for some of the plays and operas by Bertolt Brecht, including “Mother Courage” and “A Man Is A Man”, Paul Dessau was one of the most important political composers of the 20th century. In this program, recorded on May 7, 1976, Charles Amirkhanian talks with the East German musicologist Fritz Hennenberg, who was visiting the San Francisco Bay Area from his home in Leipzig...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Music; 20th Century Classical; Orchestral Music; Paul Dessau
|Morning Concert: The Music of Richard Felciano|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Richard Felciano, a member of the faculty at UC Berkeley, whose album “The Music of Richard Felciano”, has been issued by Composers Recordings, Inc. Felciano introduces a number of his works including a December 1975 live performance of a piece for 14 carillons located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area all playing simultaneously. Felciano also discusses the challenges facing contemporary composers of new music.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Richard Felciano
|Morning Concert: Composer Karel Husa|
Born in Prague in 1921, composer Karel Husa won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1969, for his third String Quartet. On February 7, 1975 he was in Berkeley to attend a conference of college band directors and stopped by the KPFA studio to talk with KPFA Music Director Charles Amirkhanian and Charles Shere, music critic with the Oakland Tribune. The three of them discuss the phenomena of university bands and how they are a breeding ground for young and enthusiastic wind players, who should ideally...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Karel Husa
|Morning Concert: Matthijs Vermeulen|
Han Reiziger, the Music Director of VPRO, presents a program of music by Dutch composer Matthijs Vermuelen.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Music; 20th Century Classical; Matthijs Vermeulen
|Morning Concert: Robert Ashley - Robert Ashley|
Robert Ashley edited interview on KPFA's Morning Concert, 3 November 1983. In addition to talking about his interest in multi-track recording and opera, Ashley recalls that in the early Fifties in NYC there were only a half a dozen new music concerts in an entire season. How things have changed!
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Robert Ashley; Interview; Opera; New Music
|Morning Concert: Michael McClure Plays His Favorites|
From a program recorded on July 6, 1989, Charles Amirkhanian’s guest is the noted poet Michael McClure, who in addition to his own literary prowess, is also a connoisseur of a diverse range of musical expression, as will be understood by the time he finishes playing selections from his favorite commercial recordings. Who else would mix Beethoven and Monteverdi with Funkadelic, and the Talking Heads? Whether listening to Jorge Demus in Brahms’ “Four Serious Songs,” Thelonious Monk jamming...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Interview; Popular Music; Classical Music
|Morning Concert: Najma Akhtar|
Charles Amirkhanian talks live in the KPFA studio, with the famed British born, Muslim singer Najma, about her upcoming concerts in the Bay Area, including a scheduled appearance with Amirkhanian at the San Francisco Exploratorium as part of their Speaking of Music series. Najma discusses the form of the ghazal, or love song, which is very popular in India and Pakistan, and which has a long and distinguished history...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; World Music; Najma Akhtar
|Morning Concert: John Adams’ “Nixon in China” and an interview with Harvey Sollberger|
This program, recorded on March 10, 1988, begins with Charles Amirkhanian’s brief interview with composer Harvey Sollberger in which they discuss two of Sollberger’s works, “Persian Golf” and “Three or Four Things I Know About the Oboe.” The two are then joined by composer John Adams for a discussion about the state of New Music in the San Francisco Bay Area. The bulk of the program is then dedicated to John Adams’ blockbuster opera “Nixon in China.” This masterwork of contempo...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interviews; Opera; 20th Century Classical
|Morning Concert: Gavin Bryars|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews British composer Gavin Bryars and plays a selection of his music during a pledge marathon week at KPFA. Bryars, born in Yorkshire in 1943, is one of a group of British experimental composers interested in minimal yet consonant music. He has composed for the theater and dance, as well as for the concert hall, and has written three full-length operas. In this program you will hear three excerpts of his work, including his “Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet” with i...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Gavin Bryars
|Morning Concert: The Musical Expression of the Gay Experience|
In commemoration of the Stonewall Rebellion and of Gay Pride Week, Wood Massi presents music, writings, and interviews about the gay experience. The program focuses on 20th century vocal music and includes works by Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and others.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; 20th Century Classical; Art Songs; Wood Massi
|Morning Concert: An Interview with Hans Moldenhauer|
Ron Erickson interviews musicologist Hans Moldenhauer, who with his wife Rosaleen, has published a book on Anton Webern. Moldenhauer has also collected a significant archive of documents, manuscripts, and musical scores that encompass the history of music from the Middle Ages through the 20th Century, including a vast amount of materials pertaining to Webern and Schoenberg. The program concludes with a performance of the Spring and Summer concertos from Darius Milhaud’s “Four Seasons” take...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Hans Moldenhauer
|Morning Concert: An Interview with Leo Smit|
After listening to “In Woods for oboe, harp, and percussion” by American composer and pianist Leo Smit, Charles Amirkhanian then interviews the composer about his career and his relationship with other composers of the first half of the 20th century.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Leo Smit
|Morning Concert: Ivan Wyschnegradsky: A Memorial Tribute|
On September 29, 1979, Ivan Wyschnegradsky died in Paris at the age of 86. Only in the last two years of his life did he become widely recognized in Europe for his contributions to the repertoire. Since the early 1920s he had composed in various microtonal systems in an attempt to expand the possibilities of musical expression. Presented in this program is the first American broadcast of Wyschnegradsky’s early (1916-17) mystical work “La Journee de l’Existence”...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; Orchestral Classical; Microtonal music; Ivan Wyschnegradsky
|Morning Concert: Tamas Ungvary|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Hungarian born composer Tamas Ungvary about his work with electronic music. Ungvary who’s early musical experience was as a double bassist and conductor, first became aware of the possibilities of using computers to generate music when he heard about the electronic music studio at Stanford University from another Hungarian composer. In 1970 he moved to Sweden where he eventually became director of the Electro-acoustic Music Foundation in Sweden...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Interview; computer music; Electro-acoustic; Electronic music
|Morning Concert: The Music of Robert Hughes and the Poetry of Ezra Pound|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer, bassoonist, and conductor, Robert Hughes, one of the liveliest figures in San Francisco Bay Area music, and for many years conductor of the nationally prominent Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra. Hughes plays a selection of his works, largely in chronological order. The final four pieces in this program feature acoustic sounds juxtaposed against quadraphonic tapes realized primarily on Moog equipment at Mills College...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Poetry; Robert Hughes; Ezra Pound
|Morning Concert: Interview with Philip Corner|
From January 4, 1979, Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Phil Corner. Born April 10, 1933 in New York, Corner studied briefly with Olivier Messiaen in Paris in 1955, and in 1958, at the New School for Social Research, he attended John Cage’s class which also included such distinguished budding artists as Allan Kaprow, George Brecht, Dick Higgins, and others who would make their marks in the lively East Village scene of the 1960s...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; New Music; Philip Corner
|Morning Concert: An Interview with Joan La Barbara & Morton Subotnick|
Charles Amirkhanian talks with guests Joan La Barbara and Morton Subotnick. La Barbara is a composer working with extended vocal techniques. She was also the new music critic of the magazine Musical America, and she and Charles critique a recent concert by Philip Glass. Morton Subotnick is one of America's foremost electronic composers and teaches in the faulty of CalArts. He discusses his newest work "Ghost Pieces"...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Joan LaBarbara; Morton Subotnick
|Morning Concert: Music of Janice Giteck|
Recorded in 1978, Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Janice Giteck about her recent European tour with the Port Costa Players in which they performed two of her works of ritual and musical theater, “Thunder like a White Bear Dancing” and “Callin’ Home Coyote”. Giteck discusses the influence that contributed to her work and the way in which they were received in different parts of Europe...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Music; New Music; Janice Giteck
|Morning Concert: The Music of Wayne Peterson|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Wayne Peterson, whose background spans the jazz and European classical worlds. Peterson taught composition and piano as a member of the San Francisco State University Music faculty. Here Peterson presents three of his more traditionally classical compositions.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Chamber Music; Wayne Peterson
|Morning Concert: The Music of David Cope|
In a program recorded on June 23, 1978, Charles Amirkhanian interviews San Francisco born composer David Cope. Born in 1941, Cope was at the time of this recording, a member of the faculty of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, but was for one year only teaching at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is the author of “New Directions in Music,” “New Music Composition,” and “New Music Notation,” in which he sets out to catalogue new music notation in an attempt to codify or st...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; 20th Century Classical; Chamber music; Instrumental musicMusic
|Morning Concert: An Interview with William Ward|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews William Ward on the subject of one of his oratorios, Fray Junípero Serra, a Franciscan priest who founded many of the Catholic Missions in California. Amirkhanian also questions Ward on his own experiences as a student and teacher of music in the United States. Dr. William R. Ward holds a Ph.D. degree from the Eastman School of Music, and for many years served as chairman of the Music Department of San Francisco State University and later as the Associate Dean of ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Music; 20th Century Classical
|Morning Concert: Charles Hamm on the Evolution of Popular Music|
Charles Hamm, noted historian and musicologist specializing in American music both serious and popular, visited KPFA in October 1980. In this program Hamm discusses developments in South African and American popular music with Charles Amirkhanian and Chris Strachwitz, illustrating his comments with many recorded examples. Hamm, who has been involved with the study of Zulu popular music in particular reports on what he discovered during a trip to Africa...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; Popular Music; World Music; Charles Hamm
|Morning Concert: The Music of Julia Wolfe and Ivan Wyschnegradsky|
Recorded on February 28, 1992, Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Julia Wolfe, and plays a selection of her works. Wolfe discuses the origins of several of the rather unusual titles for her compositions. We then hear “The Vermeer Room” which is scored for 16 instruments as well as her string quartet “Four Marys.” This later work, we learn, was inspired by a Scottish folk tune yet fails to quote any of the original work or even reference Scottish folk music...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Interview; Microtonal music; Chamber music; New Music
|Morning Concert: Kermit Lynch: Adventures on the Wine Route|
Take a journey through the vineyards of France to the honky-tonks of America. Charles Amirkhanian talks with Kermit Lynch, Berkeley California based, wine importer extraordinaire, on the subject of French wines and the adventures in finding them. Mr. Lynch has documented his experiences in the book, “Adventures on the Wine Route: A Winebuyer’s Tour of France”. This book, which reads like a prose fantasy in parts, is a most engaging compilation of stories on the subject, and it has received...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; Popular Music; Kermit Lynch
|Morning Concert: New Music: When and Where? A Critique of the San Francisco Symphony|
In 1988 and 1989, a spate of articles and letters to the “San Francisco Chronicle” raised the question: “Is the San Francisco Symphony too radical in its programming of contemporary music?”. In this program, Charles Amirkhanian hosts a panel discussion, complete with musical examples, addressing this question. Participants include Michael Steinberg, Artistic Advisor of the Symphony and writer of the exemplary program notes which are distributed to concert-goers weekly, and Mark Volkert, ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion; 20th Century Classical
|Morning Concert: A Visit With Frederic Rzewski|
Charles Amirkhanian and Russ Jennings are joined in the KPFA studio by Frederic Rzewski, an American composer and performer, who has spent much of his adult life living in Rome and Brussels. Rzewski was a founding member of the radical, electronic, music group, Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), and the composer of a famous set of piano variations based on Sergio Ortega protest song “El Pueblo Undio Jamas Sera Vencido”...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Frederic Rzewski
|Morning Concert: An interview with John Adams|
Charles Amirkhanian talks with composer John Adams in February 1990 about his music, including his two orchestral works, “The Wound-Dresser” and “Fearful Symmetries”. The composer of the opera “Nixon in China” also delivers a progress report on his next opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer”, as well as discussing his affinity for working with small orchestras, and other sundry topics. Born in Worcester, Mass on February 15, 1947, Adams celebrated his 43rd birthday the week of this re...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert Series; Interview and Music; New Music; Opera; John Adams
|Morning Concert: John Oswald and Pauline Oliveros|
Charles Amirkhanian talks with the two great O's of the ‘90s, plunderphonicker John Oswald and deep listener Pauline Oliveros. Hailing from Toronto, Oswald has been astounding audiences with his technoripoffaudacities, which lately have landed him in trouble with Canadian record industry authorities. Oswald discusses why he uses other people's music to create his own. Pauline Oliveros lives in Kingston, New York, although her formative years were spent in the Bay Area...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; Avant-Garde; Popular Music; Pauline Oliveros; John Oswald
|Morning Concert: A Report from New Music America 1990 and Music by Peter Garland and John Luther Adams|
Charles Amirkhanian plays a number of works by Canadian composers, many of whom were to be highlighted during the New Music America Festival to be held in Montreal, Canada in 1990. To get more information about this event Charles interviews composer and Festival director, Jean Piché over the phone. In the second half of the program Charles talks to Peter Garland and John Luther Adams who have both incorporated their interest in Native American cultures into their music, of which we hear a selec...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
|Morning Concert: John Duffy & Heritage: A Symphonic Suite with Narration|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer John Duffy, whose television series soundtrack “Heritage: Civilization & The Jews,” has been reworked into a suite for orchestra with narrator. Duffy, the founder of the Meet the Composer organization, which assists groups in bringing composers to meet their audiences, has had a revolutionary impact on the American music scene of the late 20th century. Now Charles Amirkhanian plays turnabout and brings you John Duffy himself, interviewed shortly after ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; John Duffy; Interview, Music; 20th Century Classical
|Morning Concert: An Interview with Mari Kimura|
The brilliant young violinist and composer from Japan is interviewed about her career and her recent composition “U (The Cormorant)” for violin and tape. She also describes some of the challenges of performing music that blends electronics with a traditional instrument.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Morning Concert series; Interview; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic Music; Mari Kimura